“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass]
While you might not always be able to control the thoughts that pop up in your head, explained Bennington, you can control how you respond to them through mindfulness, “ithe practice of bringing clarity and concentration to your moment-by-moment experience.”
In this 35-minute presentation, Bennington details a process designed to help you respond to your circumstances – whatever they are – from an empowered place, rather than simply reacting to the chaos that surrounds us all.
—A virtues, intentions, and goals template that, when completed, will bring deep clarity around what matters most in your life.
—An increased ability to catch yourself ‘thinking’ (solution-based responses) versus ‘thoughting’ (emotion-based reactions).
—A new understanding of mindfulness that will enable you to make better on-the-spot decisions and navigate work challenges with calm confidence.
Listen to the full class to learn how mindfulness can help you in your career and in your life.
2013 Massachusetts Conference for Women speaker Emily Bennington is author of Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination and the founder of AWAKE EXEC mindful leadership coaching for women. Her work deep dives into what Stephen Covey famously referred to as “the space” between stimulus and response where she challenges professionals to choose intentional, values-centered action. Emily has led training programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has been featured in business press ranging from CNN, ABC, and Fox, to the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She is also a contributing writer for Monster.com and a featured blogger for Huffington Post and Forbes Woman. You can find her digital sandbox online at www.emilybennington.com.